Morning Links: Charles Saatchi Cage Fighting Edition

(Courtesy abc.net.au)

(Courtesy abc.net.au)

Martha Beck, founder of the Drawing Center, has died at 75. [NYT] 

“Sources: Lawmakers close to deal on pension, DIA plan for Detroit bankruptcy.” [The Detroit News] 

Curator Catherine David will be deputy director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne. [Artforum] 

“Italy threatens legal action after British Government refuses to return artefacts seized from disgraced London art dealer.” [The Independent] 

The Post tries once again to get Leonard Lauder laid. [NYP]

Hugh Jackman will perform at the 50th-birthday party for Steve Wynn’s wife Andrea (that’s his current wife, not the former one that owns the most expensive painting in the world). [Page Six]

“The Russian government is moving forward with plans to construct a contemporary art museum in Moscow on a par with London’s Tate Modern or the Pompidou Centre in Paris.” Sure. [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s a profile of Keith Sonnier. [WSJ]

Philadelhpia’s statue of Diana has been regilded in 23.4 karat red gold. [NYT]

Charles Saatchi has challenged a Spectator columnist to a cage fight. Sigh. [The Guardian]